82-yr-old lady with bind feet selling gifts outside caves. This custom was started during the Qiang Dynasty. The Empress Dowager put this custom to a stop when she became ruler.
This is taken from the entrance to the caves.
Notice the magnitude of the caves.
The rock on the left resembles a male lion.
This is the largest cave in the world that has a square. Notice how huge it is. The roof is made of only ONE piece of rock.
The other side of the square in the largest cave in the world.
The largest piece of Lingzi which is touted to have magical medicinal powers, only found in the high cliffs and extremely difficult to get to.
For those tourists who can't or are not inclined to walk up all the steps in the caves, they can't get a ride on these carriers for a mere $35 USD.
Yolanda the new friend that we made today during the tour. She is a 20-yr-old college student studying statistics and plan to come to the US for her Master's degree in 2 years.
The caves that we visited is inside this mountain.
This company sells tea. This is a tea-presentation, the ethnic lady is singing us a song before the presentation.
Sales lady showing us the proper way to drink tea.
Tea-drinking is a big deal and big business in China. The ladies in the back are preparing different kinds of tea for us try. They use hot water to rinse off the glass pots twice before they make the tea.